to be terrific. hurricane sandy wrecked hundreds of thousands of cars that need to be replaced. bloomberg surveyed a bunch of analysts and they're predicting a 9.8 increase for december. put it together and the domestic auto market is clearly on fire. in fact, it's giving rise to maybe just maybe one of my best ideas for 2013. we still got a tremendous amount of pent-up demand in the country. the average car on the road is ancient, 11 years old. it's now easy to get a loan for a new car at a super low interest rate this is a story where the easy answer is the best answer. don't try to outsmart yourself. continual theme for 2013. we're on track to sell a huge number of cars in the country, buy ford. why ford? first of all, it's the best auto company in america it likely sold 2.2 million cars in the u.s. last year. it is the first auto company to get back to the prerecession levels. the ford focus was the best-selling car on earth last year when you include the fiesta and the f-series pickup. ford makes three of the top ten best-selling cars worldwide. nobody else has that many. ford's u.s.